Abigail Marsh

Abigail Marsh

I am a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Georgetown University. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted my post-doctoral research at the National Institute of Mental Health. I am currently the President of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. My research is aimed at answering the questions: How do we understand what others think and feel? What drives us to help other people? What prevents us from harming them? I use functional and structural brain imaging, as well as behavioral, cognitive, genetic, and pharmacological techniques to answer these questions, and have over 80 publications in journals that include Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behavior, Psychological Science, and JAMA Psychiatry. I have also authored articles for The Washington Post, NPR, Psychology Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. My research has received awards that include the Cozzarelli Prize for scientific excellence and originality from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The S&R Kuno Award for Applied Science for the Social Good, and the Richard J. Wyatt Fellowship award for translational research from the NIMH. I serve on the advisory boards of the National Kidney Donation Organization and 1Day Sooner, and am the co-founder of Psychopathy Is.
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